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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,517Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$711K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$608K

2014

$626K

2015

$711K

2016

Number of Claims

9,566

2014

10,085

2015

11,517

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 569

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

135

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.